104 to 106 temp for 4 days

Heather - posted on 03/21/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




er and peditrician told me it is a viral infection to watch for a rash If the fever hasnt went away by friday to bring her back into her peditrician. Ive always been told temp over 104 take to er i did that and got laughed at by the nurse and er doctor said i was over reacting and if she was an adult they would worry about her otherwise do tylenol and ibprofen alrernated and warm baths...... which does not work it takes 3-4 hrs to get fever down,.... what else can i do?


Kate CP - posted on 03/21/2012




Fevers that high can cause brain damage in children and permanent hearing loss. Get her to another ER and demand they treat her.


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Sarah - posted on 03/22/2012




That doesn't make a whole lotta sense to me. Usually a fever that high indicates a bacterial infection, not viral. Take her in again and insist they investigate (urine culture, throat swabs, ear check, chest x-ray, abdominal x-ray, spinal tap, bloodwork) - depends what her symptoms are. Good luck.

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How old is she? The 104 temp wouldn't worry me (assuming she's over a year) if it were coming down w/in a half an hour, but taking that long to bring down... and still doing this after 4 days...?? I ditto the others. Bring her somewhere else if you can.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/21/2012




I agree, something is NOT right here! The ER laughed at you? Take her to another ER. Temp over 102 can be fatal in babies! In the meantime, spongebaths with cool (not COLD) cloths, have her suck on a washcloth to keep her somewhat hydrated. Try to get some pedialite or something similar down her. I found the popsicles worked best with a fever. Yes, tylenol as a fever reducer, as well, but I'd be hauling butt to the next town over for another opinion.

Best of luck, will be praying for you both

Brittney - posted on 03/21/2012




no clothes, baths, wet wash cloth to chew on, go to another hospital, cool formula. Honestly, I think you should get a second opinion, 4 days? thats really bad for your daughter's brain.

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